Does Cortisone Contain Latex?

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Jo W. Profile
Jo W. answered
Good day Tiggs!

I've copied and pasted some info, but if you'd like to know more, please see:  orthopedics.about.com

What is cortisone?
Cortisone is a type of steroid that is produced naturally by a gland in your body called the adrenal gland. Cortisone is released from the adrenal gland when your body is under stress. Natural cortisone is released into the blood stream and is relatively short-acting.

Injectable cortisone is synthetically produced and has many different trade names (e.g. Celestone, Kenalog, etc.), but is a close derivative of your body's own product. The most significant differences are that synthetic cortisone is not injected into the blood stream, but into a particular area of inflammation. Also, the synthetic cortisone is designed to act more potently and for a longer period of time (days instead of minutes).

How does the cortisone injection help?
Cortisone is a powerful anti-inflammatory medication. Cortisone is not a pain relieving medication, it only treats the inflammation. When pain is decreased from cortisone it is because the inflammation is diminished. By injecting the cortisone into a particular area of inflammation, very high concentrations of the medication can be given while keeping potential side-effects to a minimum. Cortisone injections usually work within a few days, and the effects can last up to several weeks.

I'm sorry if this is lengthy, but I hope it helps.
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ferhad dadkhah answered
Hello all - in English language latex have two meaning 1- raw elastic 2- plant's milk as we say lacteal,lactic,juice and sap .about steroid preparation formula only chemists in the pharmacy net work know about it . We do not know for making this drug they must add materials from raw elastic or juice from plants as this discussion we have in Vasline that some user argued Vasline have made from chemical materials but one of the Vasline supplier answered kids involved in rash and eczema are using and is not any problem for them thanks
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Jacquelyn Mathis
Jacquelyn Mathis commented
See that is what I was talking about there, the materials that are used from the plant, to make the medicines. Thank you.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Don't worry about the latex. Worry about the Cortisone. I am amazed that doctors do not check for allergic reaction before injecting or prescribing this drug.

Cortisone only works if you are not allergic to it. So many individuals are allergic that there have been cortisone substitutes (such as Betamethasone Valerate Cream, topical) available for at least 30 years.

Speaking from experience with injected and topical cortisone, it is an inflammatory for those who are allergic. It causes extreme swelling, redness and rash.
Lisa Kinzey Profile
Lisa Kinzey answered
I didn't find anywhere on the net where it references cortisone containing any form of latex. Hugs to ya!
nettie Profile
nettie answered
Have not heard that it contains latex but for sure it has steriods, that is what combats pain latex, I can't give you a nod on that one have not heard it but will be inquiring, the best to you....
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Jacquelyn Mathis
Jacquelyn Mathis commented
Thank you dear, really appreciate this. I wonder if it is an allergy to too much steroid then. Hmmm. Rossi has had a reaction to something that has caused her arm to swell, get a clot and have an allergic reaction to something in the cortisone shot in her shoulder. Poor gal. How are you doing? Great I hope.
Mary Ann Cassidy Profile
Where did you hear that? If it does, I never heard it! That's all I know.
Jim Witness Protection Profile
No, it does not. It is a powerful drug used for everything from asthma inhalers to sports injuries to arthritis. It has a lot of long term risks with it. But it does not contain latex.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
My little brother is allergic to latex, but i can't remember if cortisone contains it or not, sorry.....you should try to google it...that always helps me, or talk to your doctor
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Yeah i think it does! Google said it does anyway. Why do you wanna know? (oops, that's a question!) :-)
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Cortisone doesn't have latex. I have used the inject able variety several times. It
works on shoulder Bursitis and tennis elbow to relieve pain. After injection the
pain gets a little worse but then the pain disappears several hours later

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